Switzerland’s Glacier Express ski train just went next level luxe

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Glacier express

Ski train lovers will now have the opportunity to enjoy a super luxurious experience on board the brand new Excellence Class of Switzerland’s Glacier Express, the world’s slowest express train.

Already one of the most exclusive rail experiences in Switzerland and around the world, the Excellence Class was created in response to the many passengers’ requests for a top class luxury offering in terms of experience, service and quality.

The result of the Excellence Class project, which began in 2016, is two brand new 20-seater coaches boasting an incredibly lavish design concept and service that will now be a permanent addition to the Glacier Express.

Passengers will travel across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels on an eight-hour journey between St. Moritz and Zermatt.

Available for booking from December, the Glacier Express’ new Excellence Class promises passengers the highest level of comfort, guaranteed window seats, more space and a dedicated bar – the Glacier Bar.

In addition to being thoroughly spoilt throughout the journey by the spectacular views, passengers will also enjoy the personal concierge service on-board, which includes luggage service in a dedicated lockable Excellence Class section, in depth knowledge of the route, full day catering and a delectable regional five-course meal including accompanying wines.

The Glacier Express will start operating its Excellence Class from 2 March 2019. Travellers should note that seat reservations (CHF450) must be made and added to their corresponding First Class ticket or Swiss Travel Pass.

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